Backend Software Engineer – Fulfillment Solutions

Zalando SE


Department: Fashion Store Convenience - Zalando Fulfillment Solutions
Reporting to:
Engineering Lead
Team Size: 5-10


As a Backend Software Engineer at Zalando Fulfillment Solutions you will ensure that in an evolving network complexity our processes like e.g. returns to partners, relocation and replenishments can be steered automatically and sensibly by building reliable and performant services. In line with the overall Zalando philosophy you bring visibility and transparency to processes and thus have a huge impact on our customers and key stakeholders.


  • Designing, developing, deploying, operating & improving important software solutions that possibly impact millions of customers is what you want to do.
  • Based on our microservices architecture, you and your team will own your code, and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver as well as operate large-scale applications on PaaS/SaaS cloud (AWS). Check our Tech Radar for more information on the technologies we use at Zalando.
  • Working like a startup & taking ownership for the whole development cycle - from architecture design to testing to implementation & maintenance.
  • You will join a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest standards when it comes to the quality of your code and implementation. You will add value by leveraging current trends in software design, architecture and web services.


  • You got experience in JavaScript/TypeScript and NodeJS. You are preferably familiar with functional programming. You bring an interest for full stack development and a good understanding of PostgreSQL, experience in designing distributed systems, microservices & cloud architectures/platforms (preferably AWS). Check our Tech Radar for more information on the technologies we use at Zalando.
  • You are experienced in deploying and operating your application in Cloud infrastructure. You care about logging, monitoring (metrics and event based), automated tests and fast delivery.
  • You are writing high-performance, reusable code and using version control systems. You have a strong focus on quality and know how to test. You care about reliability, scalability and performance of your app end to end.
  • Strong sense of ownership, entrepreneurial & analytical thinking add to your excellent communication skills (fluent in written & spoken English is a must) and willingness to share knowledge within the team but also outside the team.


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals and parent & child room

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 25 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

A key to the success of Europe’s busiest fashion logistics network is continuously advancing our technology and processes. By pushing ourselves to think smarter and adapt faster, our teams are setting new levels of excellence for the industry while meeting the complex needs of our customers, helping people connect to fashion in ways that were never previously possible.

Our team in Dortmund started as a specialist unit handling everything that relates to Payment. Here we develop our monitoring systems, collaborating with payment service providers to find innovative ways to create the most user-friendly checkout experience possible. We continuously add new areas of competency, with teams now focused on the tech challenges connected to mission-critical topics including consumer incentives, inventory management, transportation, fulfillment and stock valuation.

Zalando Fulfillment Solutions is one of the key products to advance our platform strategy and support our partners in their logistics. We’re constantly reinventing our products, our services and ourselves. That’s how we identify and remove the barriers to inspiration and empowerment, as they emerge, letting technology and creativity set the pace.

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



Valerie Wagner

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